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Diaphus megalops


Diaphus megalops was originally described as Diaphus megalops by Nafpaktitis in 1978. It belongs to the family Myctophidae and subfamily Lampanyctinae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West Pacific.
Species   megalops
AuthorWI   Nafpaktitis [B. G.]
AuthorNI   Nafpaktitis
Qualification   ---
Year   1978
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Myctophiformes Myctophiformes
Family   Myctophidae
Subfamily   Lampanyctinae Lampanyctinae
Genus   Diaphus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Myctophiformes
Family   Myctophidae
Subfamily   Lampanyctinae
Genus   Diaphus
Original Name   Diaphus        
Taxon Name   megalops
Original Combination   Diaphus megalops
Original Genus   Diaphus
Original Genus Species   Diaphus megalops
OriginalSubGenus   Diaphus
Original Author   Nafpaktitis
Original AuthorWI   Nafpaktitis [B. G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1978
Original Family   Myctophidae
Original SubFamily   Lampanyctinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Southwestern Indian Ocean, 2°00'S, 64°54'E, depth 0-528 meters.
Types   Paratypes: LACM 31362-4 and -5 (2); USNM 216999 (2); ZMUC P2334944 (1), P2334945-46 (2), P2334947 (1), P2334948 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   LACM 31362-3
Journal   Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Ang. Cty. Sci. Bull.
Citation   No. 30
Page   65
Illustrations   Fig. 65

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Diaphus megalops
Current Species   megalops
Current Genus   Diaphus
Current AuthorWI   Nafpaktitis [B. G.]
Current AuthorNI   Nafpaktitis
Current Year   1978
Current Family   Myctophidae
Current Subfamily   Lampanyctinae Lampanyctinae

Water   Salt water
Distribution   Indo-West Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Diaphus megalops  Nafpaktitis 1978. Myctophidae.
Name History   • Valid as Diaphus megalops  Nafpaktitis 1978 -- (Paxton 1979:10 [ref. 6440], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1962 [ref. 24748], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:593 [ref. 25122]).

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adenomus Diaphus adenomus Gilbert [C. H.] 1905Valid
aeolochrus Diaphus aeolochrus (Barnard [K. H.] 1927)Synonym
agassizii Diaphus agassizii Gilbert [C. H.] 1908Valid
aliciae Diaphus aliciae Fowler [H. W.] 1934Valid
altifrons Diaphus altifrons Kulikova [E. B.] 1961Synonym
anderseni Diaphus anderseni Tåning [A. V.] 1932Valid
andersoni Diaphus andersoni Tåning [A. V.] 1932Spelling
antelucens Diaphus antelucens Kulikova [E. B.] 1961Synonym
anteorbitalis Diaphus anteorbitalis Gilbert [C. H.] 1913Synonym
antonbruuni Diaphus antonbruuni Nafpaktitis [B. G.] 1978Valid
arabicus Diaphus arabicus Nafpaktitis [B. G.] 1978Valid
ashmeadi Diaphus ashmeadi Fowler [H. W.] 1934Synonym
astridae Diaphus astridae Giltay [L.] 1929Synonym
atkinsoni Diaphus atkinsoni Fowler [H. W.] 1934Uncertain
basileusi Diaphus basileusi Becker [V. E.] & Prut'ko [V. G.] 1984Valid
bertelseni Diaphus bertelseni Nafpaktitis [B. G.] 1966Valid
brachycephalus Diaphus brachycephalus Tåning [A. V.] 1928Valid
bryani Diaphus bryani Fowler [H. W.] 1934Synonym
burtoni Diaphus burtoni Fowler [H. W.] 1934Valid
carlsoni Diaphus carlsoni Fowler [H. W.] 1934Synonym
chrysorhynchus Diaphus chrysorhynchus Gilbert [C. H.] & Cramer [F.] 1897Valid
coeruleus Diaphus coeruleus (Klunzinger [C. B.] 1871)Valid
confusus Diaphus confusus Becker [V. E.] 1992Valid
crameri Diaphus crameri Fowler [H. W.] 1934Synonym
dahlgreni Diaphus dahlgreni Fowler [H. W.] 1934Valid
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